Nestled among the spruce and birch trees on the banks of the spectacular Upper Kenai River the Upper Kenai River Inn awaits you. Located near the center of Cooper Landing at Mile Post 48.6 or 18116 Sterling Highway (a beautiful two hour drive south of Anchorage). We offer you comfortable rooms with private in room baths and your own personal deck overlooking the river. The perfect spot to relax and commune with nature.

The access to activities is as unlimited as your imagination. Fish, hike, bike, raft, birdwatch, photograph, sketch, paint, horseback ride or just sit back and watch the world drift by on the mighty Upper Kenai River current.

The Upper Kenai River Inn was constructed in 2000. It is a dream of James and Peggy Givens. It is an eclectic mix of very diverse personalities and fifty plus years of marriage. The glue that melds it together and makes it work is a deep love for nature and each other. James and Peggy will pamper you with a full breakfast served at 8:00 AM each morning.

Bring your binoculars and watch wildlife from our decks which can include dall sheep, moose, wolverines, wolves, coyotes, brown and black bears, mountain goats, beavers, migrating salmon, bald and golden eagles, trumpeter swans, loons, mallards, golden eyes, merganzers, harlequins, redheads, buffelheads, and any number of song birds. All winter, eagles patrol the river looking for silver salmon. As many as a dozen eagles have been seen at one time from our decks. In the fall as many as thirty-three migrating trumpeter swans have been seen on the river in front of the house.

Upper Kenai River Inn    Email:
(907) 595-3333  -  P.O. Box 838, Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572
18116 Sterling Highway